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Clubs with the most players included in W2WC 2021 - ranked

Jamie Spencer
Man City's squad is stuffed full of world class players
Man City's squad is stuffed full of world class players / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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90min's Welcome to World Class series has been ranking the best five players in the world in every position in 2021 - trying to get to the root of the very definition of what it means to be world class.

Now that all positions have been debated and finalised - an explainer behind the whole process can be found here - we can now reveal which clubs have contributed the most players.

This is the breakdown by club of all the players that have featured in the series. The top-ranking clubs had almost an entire starting XI of world class players...


12. AC Milan - 1 player

Hernandez represents Milan in W2WC
Hernandez represents Milan in W2WC / 90min

Theo Hernandez (LB)

11. Atletico Madrid - 1 player

Oblak is key for Atletico Madrid
Oblak is key for Atletico Madrid / 90min

Jan Oblak (GK)

10. Borussia Dortmund - 1 player

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland has been a force majeure in 2021 / 90min

Erling Haaland (ST)

9. Tottenham - 2 players

Harry Kane continues to deliver for Spurs & England
Harry Kane continues to deliver for Spurs & England / 90min

Son Heung-min (LF)
Harry Kane (ST)

8. Juventus - 2 players

Chiesa had a breakout year in 2021
Chiesa had a breakout year in 2021 / 90min

Giorgio Chiellini (CB)
Federico Chiesa (RF)

7. Man Utd - 4 players

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo features in 90min's Welcome to World Class 2021 / 90min

Luke Shaw (LB)
Raphael Varane (CB)
Bruno Fernandes (AM)
Cristiano Ronaldo (ST)

6. Real Madrid - 4 players

Karim Benzema
Benzema has been a sensation in 2021 / 90min

Toni Kroos (CM)
Luka Modric (CM)
Vinicius Jr (LF)
Karim Benzema (ST)

5. PSG - 5 players

Lionel Messi is still the number one choice for fans
Lionel Messi is still the number one choice for fans / 90min

Achraf Hakimi (RB)
Marco Verratti (CM)
Neymar (AM)
Lionel Messi (RF)
Kylian Mbappe (LF)

4. Chelsea - 6 players

Rudiger has been brilliant this year
Rudiger has been brilliant this year / 90min

Edouard Mendy (GK)
Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)
Reece James (RB)
Antonio Rudiger (CB)
N'Golo Kante (DM)
Jorginho (DM)

3. Liverpool - 7 players

Mohamed Salah is unplayable for Liverpool
Mohamed Salah is unplayable for Liverpool / 90min

Alisson (GK)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
Andrew Robertson (LB)
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
Fabinho (DM)
Mohamed Salah (RF)
Sadio Mane (LF)

2. Bayern Munich - 8 players

Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski was arguably the best player in the world in 2021 / 90min

Manuel Neuer (GK)
Alphonso Davies (LB)
Joshua Kimmich (DM)
Leon Goretzka (CM)
Thomas Muller (CM)
Serge Gnabry (RF)
Leroy Sane (LF)
Robert Lewandowski (ST)

1. Manchester City - 9 players

Bernardo Silva is back to his best with Man City
Bernardo Silva is back to his best with Man City / 90min

Ederson (GK)
Kyle Walker (RB)
Joao Cancelo (LB)
Ruben Dias (CB)
Rodri (DM)
Ilkay Gundogan (CM)
Bernardo Silva (AM)
Kevin De Bruyne (AM)
Riyad Mahrez (RF)


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